Edik U. Rafailov, PhD

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Department of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University, UK

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Prof Edik U. Rafailov received his Ph.D. degrees from the Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg in 1992. Since 1987, Prof. Rafailov has been engaged in the research and development of different lasers. Prof. Rafailov has been engaged in the research and development of high-power CW and short pulse diode and solid-state lasers, nonlinear and integrated optics. He was responsible for the first demonstration of novel high-power Al-free laser diodes (at the Ioffe Institute in St. Petersburg). For this work he individually (1993) and his research group (1994) were awarded funding from the International Science Foundation (ISF). He was a co-investigator on a project that received funding from the ISF (1994-1996) in collaboration with Professor Zh. I. Alferov (Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 2000). He also was responsible for the first demonstration of femtosecond pulse generation directly from quantum-dot based laser diodes (in collaboration with Prof. W. Sibbett). In 2005 Prof. Rafailov moved to University of Dundee, UK, and established the new group and later in 2014 he and his Optoelectronics and Biomedical Photonics group moved to Aston University (UK).

Research Interest

Dr. Rafailov research interests include high-power CW, ultrashort-pulse lasers; generation of UV/visible/IR/MIR and THz radiation, nano-structures; nonlinear and integrated optics; and Biophotonics.

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Recommended Conferences

15th World Congrerss in Nanophotonics and Electronics

Zurich, Switzerland

International Conference on Photonics & Optoelectronics

Singapore, Singapore

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